His main economic activity in which he makes a living is agriculture. He grows potatoes and peas on lands he inherited and on those provided by the government located in the community of 15 October in the distant Tiraque municipality, about 68 kilometers from the city of Cochabamba.
As a second economic activity, he also offers his services as a woodcutter of eucalyptus trees in this same area. In his free time, he works in other activities. Rolando says he is a responsible person who wants to make himself better and improve his life situation. For this purpose, he sees the need to request capital for the construction of his own home and to therefore improve his living conditions.
About CIDRECIDRE is a Bolivian microfinance institution with a strong social commitment to the community. It works to provide quality financial services to rural and peri-urban borrowers, focusing primarily on agricultural loans for dairy farmers and micro-enterprises. CIDRE targets segments of the population that have not traditionally had access to credit, and invests in much-needed community development projects. It is currently working with coca farmers in the Chapare region to replace coca with less controversial crops. Get more involved by joining the Friends of CIDRE lending team.
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